Rhiannon Derrig - Sexuality And Relationships (Sentient)

Counselor/Therapist, Psychotherapist, PACFA; Psychosexual Therapist
 therapist: Rhiannon Derrig - Sexuality And Relationships (Sentient),
In-Person in Sydney, NSW 2000
Online in Australia
As a clinical psychotherapist and registered psychosexual therapist, I specialise in helping individuals with trauma and PTSD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and sexual difficulties, including intimacy and trust. I am also passionate about providing support for navigating gendered, sexual, racial, neurodiversity, and cultural identities, who may experience discrimination or internalised stigma. Centering unconditional positive regard, I work closely with the client to deeply explore how their past experiences, current situations, family background, and social elements of their lives have impacted their wellbeing. I then work together with the client to explore how they navigate life within their social and environmental surroundings, as well as how to establish an environment and support system that is conducive to growth and healthy self-esteem. As a therapist, I deeply value sex positivity, social justice and removing the stigma and social constraints surrounding mental health work. I also aim to move away from binary and the pathologisation of queerness and neurodiversity, and provide dedicated support for people who feel they fall outside of the margins of the dominant societal group. Peer support towards queerness and neurodiversity is an important therapeutic element that I provide - living actively in the queer community and with neurodiversity myself, I am able to genuinely connect with others who may identify with similar experiences. I work from a trauma-informed, ecological-environmental and systemic framework to support survivors to thrive and enjoy healthy relationships. I am respectful and accepting of all forms of self-expression and diverse identities. In this way, my goal is to nurture self-compassion and to empower clients to make a sustainable positive impact on their wellbeing.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Elder
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural

Education & Credentials

Rhiannon Derrig - Sexuality And Relationships (Sentient) Psychotherapist, PACFA; Psychosexual Therapist
  • Female
  • License # 26999
  • Licensed in NSW
  • Practicing Since 2019
Education: Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (2019) MSc in Medicine (Psychosexual Therapy) (2023)


  • Average Session Fee Up to $200
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I offer a sliding scale depending upon client needs and requirements.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • AHM - BUPA - Medibank Private - ARHG - SIRA Workers Compensation

Rhiannon Derrig - Sexuality And Relationships (Sentient) Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Available Online for residents of Australia
  • Online Therapy Details: Google Meet
Rhiannon Derrig - Sexuality And Relationships (Sentient) Practice Description
Our team of qualified psychologists and counsellors are highly skilled and experienced in treating stress, anxiety, depression & trauma. We are different from other practices for two main reasons: Our work with and support for diversity & inclusion: This encompasses working on issues relating to gender, ethnicity, LGBTQI+, consumption habits & lifestyles and other issues facing minority and marginalized groups. Our evidence-based yet innovative techniques: While we use and are highly experienced in mainstream approaches such as schema therapy, ACT, DBT and CBT, we don’t use a cookie cutter approach. Instead, we tailor our therapeutic approaches to suit different personality types and client needs. Some of our approaches include Animal-assisted therapy, Art therapy, Music therapy, Somatic experiencing, Conscious connected breathwork, among others. Our work also encompasses supporting both human beings as well as companion animals to help foster a sense of holistic well-being.

Practice Overview

185 Elizabeth Street
Available both in-person and online
4 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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